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Moon Palace Books and the Midtown Farmers Market—we have a match! … plus a couple of other gems along Minnehaha Avenue, so read on …

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE In 2016, the leadership of the Midtown Farmers Market (MFM) knew they were going to have to either find a new location for 2019-2020 or pause the operation for two years. The market, which has been in existence for 16 years now, was really beginning to…

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2040 Plan, a boon to developers

BY CLAIRE ROBERTSON The 2040 Plan would be the biggest boon developers might have had in any major American city ever, and it will disadvantage many of the people it purports to help as well as most Minneapolis homeowners. Why? First, allowing more than one structure on the already small…

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The Park Board wants an artificial swamp to replace Hiawatha Golf Course

BY KATHRYN KELLY The Park Board proposal would build a “constructed wetland” on the Hiawatha Golf Course property, and they say it would become a “natural wetland” again. This plan violates Environmental Protection Agency guidelines found in EPA documents about Constructed Wetlands. Definition: Artificial [constructed] wetlands are wetlands that have…

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Will a giant apartment complex replace Bergan’s?

BY DEBORAH SMITH Bergan’s SuperValu on Cedar Avenue across from the Hiawatha Golf Course will soon be just a memory for people in the Ericsson, Northrop and Hale neighborhoods. Developers are moving ahead to replace it with a 5-story, 72-foot-tall, 125-unit apartment building occupying the block bounded by Cedar and…

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I am fighting for the future my daughter deserves — and now I am facing eviction

BY VANESSA DEL CAMPO CHACON Four years ago I moved here from Mexico with my family and four friends. When we arrived, everything was new and foreign. We didn’t know where to go or how to start our lives over. But we found this apartment. I liked it because the…

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Big Beasts

BY TONY BOUZA Editor’s note: Once again, I vigorously disagree with Mr. Bouza’s analysis. Please read my note at the end of his essay. Cineaste. Today’s word—and, since confronting the English language on Dec. 22, 1937, I’ve grown increasingly fond of this really powerful tool. At about that time I…

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Fire Bob Kroll!

BY ED FELIEN When Mayor Frey announced an end to fear-based warrior training for Minneapolis police, Police Federation President Bob Kroll announced his Federation would offer that warrior training free to Minneapolis police officers. Warrior training was cited as the principal cause of Officer Yanez’s killing of Philando Castile. It…

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Powderhorn resident volunteers at Humanitarian Respite Center in Texas

BY ELAINE KLAASSEN When people come into the U.S., through various entry points at the southern border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) considers them a danger until proved otherwise. Once an asylum seeker has passed the “credible fear” interview and can show they have a family member or sponsor somewhere…

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The Democrats and the Farmer-Labor Party

BY STEPHANIE FOX While most states have their Democrats, only in Minnesota do we have the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, the DFL, the result of the coming together of the far left Farmer-Labor Party and the more moderate Democrats, 75 years ago this month. On April 15, 1944, the two parties…

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Theodore Wirth’s legacy is crumbling!

BY KATHRYN KELLY It’s a beautiful spring evening. The nets are up and people are playing tennis on the courts at East 43rd Street and 26th Avenue South. But, if you venture east along 46th and 47th Streets you will see three sets of tennis courts that are dismal and…

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March to the Capitol for Immigrants’ and Workers’ Rights

Again on May 1 there will be a March to the Capitol for Immigrants’ and Workers’ Rights. Meet at Uni-Dale Mall (University and Dale), 608 University Ave. W., in St. Paul. The organizers have issued this statement: We of the May 1st Coalition Twin Cities invite all of the workers…

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World-class commerce graces East Lake Street

BY STEPHANIE FOX Northern Sun Merchandising 2916 E. Lake St. Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Almost 40 years ago, as Three Mile Island was melting down, Scott Cramer traveled from Illinois to his new home in the Twin Cities. He had…

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‘It is an INSTITUTION!’

FROM SAVEHIAWATHA18 WHITE PAPER Harry Davis Jr. stated in his Black Golf History presentation on Nov. 14, 2018, that Hiawatha Golf Course is more than a golf course in the City of Minneapolis, it is an INSTITUTION! Opened in 1934, Hiawatha Golf Course has served the South Minneapolis community for…

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The Loppet Slush Fund

FROM SAVEHIAWATHA18 WHITE PAPER In 2016, the MPRB entered into a contract with The Loppet to take over Winter Sports Activities for the MPRB and to implement new contruction at Theodore Wirth Golf Course to accommodate the Loppet and Loppet-related activites. For 2017, it is still unclear what the effect…

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Independent Bookstore Day

BY LAURA HALL With the invention of Kindle and eBooks, many would think that bookstores would be a thing of the past—but this is not the case. Many of us still delight in aimlessly wondering around a bookstore in search of that perfect book, and on Saturday, April 27, in…

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